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disarming the skeptics weapons experts are poised to set new targets for the destruction of syria's chemical arsenal as the country pledges to accelerate the process if required. justice profits rolled into one in a few minutes we take you want to tour the lucrative world of us private prisons when you incarcerate people for the purpose of generating corporate profit you have a built in incentive to incarcerate as many people as you can for as long as possible for honesty and ethics a side business is booming for america's prison corporations is the number of inmates sourced to new heights. and covering their tracks the british conservative party is accused of trying to bury evidence of broken promises the speeches made before the party came to power removed from its website.
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and i welcome you watching. that getting rid of syria's chemical weapons appears to be pushing ahead at a rapid pace starts despite widespread skepticism that declaring and destroying its stockpiles would be possible in the middle of a civil war and the government in damascus is even willing to speed up the process as artie's poor slayer explains. today is the deadline for the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons to go up destruction deadlines for syria's chemical arsenal so far damascus has made all deadlines in its destruction program with the latest being the first of november when it had tripped destroyed oil equipment used for the mixing of production of poison gases and nerve agents to mask the face of remains committed to meeting the stake nine's on our part we are ready to do
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whatever it takes to commit ourselves to these the blood's but experts see we can do it sooner we have to do to do it i was recently in damascus where nothing foreign experts said overseeing the destruction of syria's chemical weapons program would speak on camera other than to say that they were extremely satisfied with the progress that was being made and that damascus was cooperating fully we have made a commitment and syria as well known for respecting its commitments this is not a commitment to the security council this is not a commitment to. a p.c. that we do this is a commitment also to our russian friends and one of the debates right now is a way to actually destroy syria's chemical weapons which i estimated at around one thousand tons possible sites include albania france and belgium to be chemical
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weapons or become a heavy burden on syria specially for the presence of militant groups in its soil that might want to use such weapons or could even induce a disaster but i'm just rambling but feel. the final deadline for syria destroying its entire stockpile of chemical weapons is the middle of next year policy r.t. television so let's have a recap of where things stand at the moment damascus has so far revealed where all its chemical weapons are located although it is worth mentioning not all of these sites have been visited yet because of the fighting however they've managed to meet the november target for destroying all toxic production equipment. however take a look at this map and you'll see what the inspectors are up against these are the major stockpile sites with some in areas close to where heavy fighting is breaking out so that makes their job a lot more difficult now despite hopes that the process can kick start peace talks the opposition showing no willingness to compromise is artie's rif an option or
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explains. to see read many times including how rebel held territories and i've seen that the opposition is very much divided and sometimes fractions that are fighting president bashar assad in syria are not to be connected to each other they don't even know about a child is so it's like even if we're hearing from one fraction but. now ready it doesn't necessarily mean unfortunately that all their position all the forces are now ready for the syrian opposition has repeatedly rejected any dialogue with the syrian car into forty's with president assad personally saying that they will never talk to him and they will never come back to dialogue. too he goes and sings bashar assad is a legitimate president of syria still so it is quite. sad places why it's quite difficult at this time to talk about any peace between the warring sides.
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and to see the latest footage from syria's conflict zones a visit in motion section of our website. the conservative party in the u.k. has purged its official website apparently hoping to clean up its online image it's removed a whole section of pledges made before the party came to power the opposition has labeled the move an attempt to brush broken promise is under the carpet artie's party boyko has this report. out of the way she could very well become time in simply saying something you said or a promise was made. i certainly have this is here and i'm going you take the little one separately after it was revealed that me when i decide that since leaving the raised all of this week has made for the best for the conservative party was elected into power back in two thousand and ten it's racist
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specials that in the run up to the next general election. someone simply trying to get this elite on their part of any promises remember that time that david cameron pledged not to reorganize the n.h.s. well the speech is no longer on their website and it could be because after being elected the government to went on to preside over one of the largest free organizations in n.h.s. history there was also that time that david cameron promise not to cut child benefits after which the coalition scrapped the welfare payment for higher earners and froze it for the rest of u.k. families and i want to clear another thing that's now much harder to locate on the net is a quote of david cameron saying that the internet is democratizing the world's information try searching that on the tory party website rather than just removing it from the conservative site they've tried to remove it from the internet archive when he became prime minister one of the first promises he made was this the most open government and it's pretty clear that's not the case the irony is that this
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speech is deletion is simply fueling public interest in the line from conservative h.q. is that they have revamping their website for a new digital era just starting a new chapter. polly boyd artsy london. still to come this hour seen isn't quite believing iran holds the expansion of its nuclear program but is still struggling to gain the trust of western powers with the us pushing for new sanctions despite ongoing talks also trapped and for professional footballers union plans a trip to cats are to support a friend who's been barred from returning home over legal tangle. if you're looking for somewhere to invest and on to both the moral implications private jail could be an option the number of inmates being held in them has swelled and that's giving private shareholders bumper profits but as artie's marina
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port explains the risk of huge conflict of interests. corrections corporation of america is the hilton of the private prison industry a multibillion dollar business that's getting rich off punishment we are c.c.a. the more people locked up behind bars and the longer they stay there the more money c.c.a. makes last year the company banked a reported one point seven billion dollars they are fully aware of the reality which is that they need massive our stories from in order to stay in business they need excessive sentences for nonviolent crimes so yes they push for legislation that will sure more and more people are in their cities with more than two point zero young people currently incarcerated the united states chomps china russia and the rest of the world in the number of prisoners doing time about half of those in u.s. jails are in for nonviolent offenses since one nine hundred ninety america's private prison population has increased sixteen hundred percent the war on drugs mandatory
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sentencing and a broken immigration policy have forced more people into prison c.c.a. has roughly ninety thousand prison beds in twenty states jesse lava from the watchdog group beyond bars says many of the company's contracts guarantee occupancy lock up quotas basically say if you're a private person and you have a contract with say or a local government you have a guaranteed number of people in your car go down with it doesn't matter it's as clear as there are still on the hook in the government to look out for filling up your prisons. in the land of the free it is hard to expect the prison population to decrease as long as corporations continue profiting by keeping people locked up reporting from new york marina port ny or r.t. . alex friedman is managing editor of prisoner legal news dot org and he spent
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a decade behind bars in both private and public chiles he explained to us why he believes privatizing prisons is such a bad idea. served six years at a privately operated prison is part of the ten years total that i spent incarcerated and my experience is privately operated prison pretty much is what led me on to a career if you will fighting against private prison industry it is a very drastic experience and people come out of prison generally worse than they went in to get the isolation and due to the the lack of good comes of it and what that means of course is that when they get out they are more likely to times to recidivate come back and that benefits no one except for companies like c.c.a. because if you profit from incarceration then the more people you have locked up the more money you can get. out exhaust is the associate director of human rights defenders center where he's campaigning against prison corporations that he says
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are driven only by profit the people really benefiting from prison privatization are not the public it's not the prisoners it's not the states that contract with these companies necessarily rather corporate executives and the shareholders who own stock when you incarcerate for the purpose of generating corporate profit in the built in incentive to incarcerate as many people as you can for as long as possible because that's how the the market system works the companies have faced considerable criticism for lobbying governments and immigration and tension officials and other government officials for basically more contracts and to put more people in prison. well recently he told the most infamous of us prison is. going to see it again unique access to the military facility and his series of reports are all on our website and i'm providing a glimpse into life under censorship and indefinite. coming up in the
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program ukraine finds itself in a tight spot as the e.u. threatens support cold water on its membership ambitions while the experts say there's no way the country can become a golden star on the belief any time soon also on the way as kelson terra to why is iraq we get some expert opinion on why death seems to be so commonplace ten years after the u.s. led invasion. zesty what happened there i don't know but killed. years later is when i got arrested. for a crime i did not do. we have numerous cases where police officers lie about polygraph results. innocent people to try to the police officers don't beat people anymore i mean it just doesn't happen really. in the course of interrogation why
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because there's been this is like no because the psychological techniques are more effective in obtaining confessions than physical abuse they were they could do what they wanted they can say what they wanted and there was no evidence of what they did or what they said. hello welcome back iran has stopped expanding its nuclear facilities since the sand
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rouhani became president three months ago that's confirmed in a new report from the international atomic energy agency released during negotiations on iran's nuclear program however with the u.s. congress pushing for a new sanctions against iran the news doesn't necessarily mean progress in the talks are. reports. right now negotiations with iran on a nuclear deal or at this very fragile stage with one big component missing trust iranians don't trust the u.s. they've been duped before washington doesn't trust the iran when they say they're developing nuclear technology for civilian use and are not trying to build a bomb the u.n. nuclear watchdog just released the report saying in the last three months gone has not expanded its nuclear facilities it also said there were one has also not big on operating any new generation centrifuges that quote no major components had been
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installed i don't react to being built at. this could be perceived as a confidence building step that you want is taking to move forward with a deal on its nuclear program the talks with six won't powers in geneva last week did not produce an agreement as we know but there is another round of talks coming up next week and this new report by the i.a.e.a. may play a role but will also play a role is what's happening here in washington and the u.s. congress wants to pass a new round of sanctions president obama has urged congress not to do that he said if the u.s. is serious about using diplomacy to prevent iran from developing nuclear weapons there is no need to add new sanctions on top of sanctions already in place. so congress can potentially undermine any chance there is for a deal as well as entrenched the iranians in this view that whatever they do washington is not going to lift the sanctions and is not going to recognize their right to develop a nuclear program for civilian use in washington i'm going to check and. meanwhile
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israel seems to be using. washington to push for new sanctions on iran gareth porter he's an investigative journalist and story and on u.s. national security policy believes that lobbying will make that happen. i don't think the president's statement or speech at this point is going to hold off the members of congress who are determined to go ahead with this move i think the house is more likely to be responsive to israel's urgings on this and most likely to go ahead with with sanctions this is the track record that both the majority of the senate majority the house have compiled in recent years which is to say that they have been responsive whenever a pack the lobbying organization devoted to israel's interests has put forward legislation. but nuclear weapons can still serve
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a peaceful purpose as our story on our web site shows that we have got details in the so-called megatons to megawatts agreement under which russia has all of warheads have been converted into a power plant fuel for the us. also online so transparent after all j.p. morgan retreats into a shell of secrecy after canceling it shared twitter q. and a session over some thorny questions on its multinational banking activity. and nato is building a brand new headquarters at a cost of a billion dollars despite military spending cuts in member states you can read all about these stories at r.t. dot com. a series of attacks targeting shiite muslims in iraq has killed at least forty one people enjoying the religious festival of assura a suicide bomber blew himself up in a city northeast of baghdad leaving more than thirty day earlier twin blasts in the
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city of wasit t.v. southeast of the capital ripped through a festival procession killing nine antiwar activist richard becker says the u.s. policy of putting certain religious groups has given fertile ground to violence. from ninety nine thousand through there was a kind of violence inside the country. gender drive us. out of us chose. graber certain. national groups inside iraq others and work behind where i'm going to war for the iraqi people what we're seeing is that the u.s. and some of its allies are brave bring the same forces that are trying to bring a new government. who are radical as well as other parts of the middle east.
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player . play. the international football is union is sending a delegation to cats to negotiate on behalf of the stranded french national loonie has been barred from leaving the gulf state for over a year in maggie to a legal dispute with the basic club he tried to see the club over its failure to pay him and now his employer is refusing to grant him an exit visa unless he drops the charges favre has already said he can't intervene in the case the knee has written to former world cup twenty twenty two ambassadors in their teens dan and pep guardiola asking them to fight is of course andrew are starting from the
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football as union told us just how desperate the french player is we understand that he's also had to act in this matter and that includes the fact that he sold off. that he will be evicted from his home in a matter of days and therefore we have offered through our hardship fund here if broke the opportunity for him at the very least while we help to try and resolve this situation that he at least has some way to live star you know hotel or whatever the case may be for him his wife and his two daughters we are also very mindful of the fact that he is a very fragile mental state right now it's a precarious situation we are deeply concerned and so we are asking for the international football community to unite support for youth broke with being at the highest levels of government and within football far at least this is already gone right to the top side here bellamy today himself has written begging for help this is just one player but it's one of sixty thousand we represent around the world and
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we want him released that we release now. ukraine has found itself between a rock and a hard place with its efforts to integrate with the e.u. alienating its key economic partner russia and europe's not making life easy for ukraine either the european parliament is pressuring kiev over an association agreement a first step towards joining the bloc saying the deal will be delayed for several years unless conditions are met one of those is that the government jailed former prime minister yulia timoshenko to leave the country for medical treatment but even if you crane does make concessions there's no guarantee it can become an e.u. member according to clean forward a former member of the e.u. foreign affairs committee. well i mean the situation in the e.u. is a bit of a mess because frankly with the lisbon changes the european parliament will have to approve any deal and it's very clear that there will be no majority in the european
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parliament for any deal in the current circumstances so the alternative is if you want the ukraine breaks down or this is put off into the into the middle future at best but there are people quickly. in eastern europe who would like to see a growth towards ukraine that they see the european union as christendom if you want it's a christian community and would prefer moving to with ukraine raffling turkey which is why if you want to go on turkish membership as well i suspect the reality is at least in the next quarter century yet neither would your. some international news in brief the number of people killed by the typhoon that ravaged the philippines last week has risen to two thousand three hundred military planes in the u.s. aircraft carrier have arrived with food and emergency supplies but crippled infrastructure and looting are hampering relief efforts the storm is thought to be the strongest to hit the country since records began. a gas pipeline explosion in
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a polish village has left two people dead and at least thirteen injured dozens of homes destroyed the blast reportedly took place during work to modernize the pipeline authorities say the existing pipe may have been damaged but in the fischel investigation has been launched to determine the course. the cia is secretly amassing vast drives of data on private money transfers carried out by firms including western union that information comes from anonymous u.s. government officials who disclosed this to the media the program focusing on transactions outside the us was authorized by the post nine eleven patriot act with the aim of tracking terrorist financing that was the same law used to justify mass surveillance by america's national security agency. in britain you never far from feeling a tap on the shoulder from the tax man but not everywhere under her majesty's
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jurisdiction gets forced to fund the crans coffers in fact it can be quite the opposite as for syria knows such a place. have you ever heard of care. ok no. not ever heard of pitcairn. island or yes. i think in the pacific so why. did you know that part of your taxes go to that island. have you ever heard of pitcairn. if you've never heard of pitcairn and you're an e.u. citizen it might be well worth knowing for the facts where part of your taxes are go a. bit cairn is one of britain's overseas territories a small island in the south pacific with a total population of about fifty people now locals don't pay taxes and the island's main source of income include tourism and postage stamps but it's still
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heavily reliant on british and e.u. eight well let's break down the numbers here in the ninth european development fund or e.t.f. pitcairn received two million euros in eight allocated for infrastructure building in the tempi v.f.p. it can receive two point four million that's a total of four point four million in thirteen years about six thousand eight hundred euros per person per year but that's not all earlier this year it emerged that the u.k. had sent about ten million pounds over four years proponents of development aid the importance of maintaining quote solidarity and peace in developing nations of the european commission has indicated its attention to strengthen the focus of the e.t.f. on the world's poorest countries but details are scarce on how that assessment of the allocation will be done but critics in the e.u. and particularly in the u.k. have long been voicing their disapproval on the government's money management which is essentially protecting what's given to others while slashing budgets for those
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at home now a two thousand and twelve you gov survey says that fifty four percent of the british public think that the british government should not be giving very much overseas aid. regardless of what public opinion surveys say for now the status quo remains in place reporting from london i'm tess are cilia. british. bloom told us what he thinks lies behind this apparent generosity. it's all about politics geopolitics influence money but who's actually getting back on this tuesday being here who stating that there's no will to trail they will be seen today what's going on nobody knows why the money goes there and it's absolutely a national it's a national disgrace it's a european national disgrace but of course what they're doing is buying influence if you go down to those french polynesia and islands and you could buy the entire town council for a few hundred euros and then you could rate their fishing waters and i think you'll
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find this is what it's all about. it's coming up to half past twelve here in moscow up next good cop bad cop police interrogation tactics come under the microscope. you know i love these rare moments where action of something fairly sounds positive to share with you the f.d.a. is working to ban partially hydrogenated oils which are the leading source of trance fats and foods and possibly the cause of up to twenty thousand heart attacks per year across the usa according to f.d.a. commissioner margaret hamburg as you know i have like the chemicals in my food kept to a minimum but the thing is the people at the f.d.a.
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are surely aware of all the hormones and beef and gitmo is being produced why does the span have such a very narrow narrow focus in fact when you look at all the things that americans consume smoke use that to swear health some get the violent band hammer while others are completely tolerated if you ever talk to a hardcore marijuana smoker they'll tell you but dude weed is better for you than beer and that's legal man and they kind of have a point i think there is this is one of those rare instances where a balance position is. is it really a good idea well the country could go the libertarian route and let it be everything be legal let people make their own choices or do what i think would be much much better actually really bad all the things that are destructive to our health both of these paths have positive and negative effects but they are a lot better than our current plan of bans some harmful things for some reason and allow other harmful things because while they lobby better but that's just my opinion.
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the crime is not a viola manville a seventy four year old woman found dead on the twenty ninth of november one thousand nine hundred eighty eight along this dirt track. dozens of suspects will be questioned and all will be released including frank sterling seen in this photograph. two years later detectives trained by reed reopen the case and are convinced frank is guilty. a few years earlier his brother had been sentenced to prison for raping viola manning and frank sterling is thought to have wanted revenge. the police are relentless and press sterling until he cracks. eleventh of july nine hundred ninety one and exhausted frank sterling admits to the mudda his confession is recorded.
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